Sydney Airport SYD is Australia's premier airport - serving the State of New South Wales and its capital city Sydney.
SYD Airport is located in Sydney's suburb of Mascot, and is directly accessible from Marsh Street, exit Centre Road. Sydney Airport is accessible via the Southern Cross Drive M1 motorway - the quickest connection to city center.
With three long runways and an estimated 38 million passengers annually, Sydney Airport is major hub to Qantas and secondary hub to Virgin Blue, Jetstar & Tiger Airways Australia, and it is served by a host of domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
- American Airlines offers daily service to Los Angeles, using its 310-seat B777-300ER aircraft.
- Qatar Airways offers 6 flights a week to San Francisco SFO, and daily Doha-Sydney service .
Arriving Australian and New Zealand passport holders may use the self-service SmartGate with facial recognition technology for faster passport control.
The new on-Airport Hotel Rydges, a four-star hotel with 331 rooms and amenities, is located at the International Terminal
Sydney Airport has three passenger terminals – T1, T2 & T3. (The new blue electric bus is the first of six to be launched by year-end 2016 - replacing the current diesel bus fleet running between T2 & T3 and the Blu Emi carpark.)
Current & Future Airport Developments:
Over the next five years SD continues to invest in upgraddig its services facilities:
- The Terminal 1 Departures redevelopment
is to be completed by year-end 2016.
- Both Terminals 1 & 2
are getting an updated digital content platform, which is to include faster WiFi speeds, and a 'wall garden' homepage sending users targeted news, flight details & retail & dining offers.
- The extensive road & transport network at T2/T3 is currently being upgraded
- the first stage of which is a new 5-lane exit road at Seventh Street (part of the 'T2/T3 Ground Access Solutions & Hotel Major Development Plan' - to be completed by 2018.)
- The current Airport is to be transformed into two airline alliance-based areas
by integrating international, domestic and regional services under one roof - expected to be operational by 2019.
NOTE: Construction started for a new Airport at Badgery's Creek -
with a capacity of 10M passengers/yr, with a 3.7km long runway, swing gates and a new 4-lane motorway leading directly to it. An extension of six more train stations
is to be built in south-west Sydney, making the new airport accessible via rail tunnel.